Help name the new ship in Oban’s pirate playpark

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There’s a new ship in town … and all under-fives are invited to jump aboard!

Oban Community Playpark is delighted to announce the official opening of the under-fives pirate ship playpark at Atlantis Leisure Centre in Oban.

But the ship needs a name. Children up to 15 are being asked to send The Oban Times their suggestions of a new name for the boat. The child with the most popular ship’s name, which will be voted for by the public, will win a brand new iPad mini courtesy of Scottish Sea Farms, which also donated £10,068 toward the latest project.

Lyndsay Elliot, of Oban Community Playparks, said: ‘All the volunteer mums in Team Playpark are excited about the imminent opening of the under-fives playpark, as it will benefit so many children and families.

‘It has taken almost six years to raise more than £334,000 to build these fantastic playparks, and this couldn’t have happened without the loyal support of local businesses, people and groups, and our partners Argyll and Bute Council and Atlantis Community Leisure.

‘We are officially opening the new under-fives playpark at the Atlantis birthday party on September 30 and we’d love to see all the people who have helped over the years come and celebrate this massive community achievement.’

To enter the competition and suggest a name, visit